Cotton Fabrics Made in the USA

April 16, 2014
Good news that cotton fabric is being made again in the US.
The fabric is not just made here,
it’s GROWN here!

 
The cotton fabric industry, once a vibrant sector of America’s economy, is returning
to United States’ soil.  26 brilliant colors of American Made Brand fabrics start in
the cotton field and end on the bolt.



Find the shade you love in 100% cotton fabric that is 100% made in America. Support American-made fabric—from the ground up!


National Quilt Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction: Online

April 15, 2014

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How would you like to own a quilt created by Libby Lehman, Caryl Bryer Fallert, or Judy Matheison? Now is your chance.

On April 7, 2014, The National Quilt Museum  launched its 2014 Annual Benefit Auction. This year over 80 items will be auctioned with a combined value over $40,000. It will include quilts, quilt miniatures, sewing machines, gift baskets, notions, and much more. Items were donated by over 60 companies, guilds, and individuals passionate about today’s quilting community. 

 

It is a two-phase auction that starts with online bidding. To participate in the online auction, simply go to www.quiltmuseum.org/auction. Participants will be able to bid immediately following a brief registration process. Online bidding will run through Wednesday, April 23rd at 10pm central time. The online auction system is highly dynamic, working similar to eBay’s platform. Bidders will be informed if they have been outbid at any point during the 16 days. 

On April 24th, at 6pm, the Live Auction will begin. The auction will take place at the Convention Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Online bidders will be represented by a proxy at the live event. Each item will be won by the person offering the highest bid, regardless if they are in attendance. Typically, over 70% of items are won by online bidders that do not attend the live event; as such, everyone has a good chance to win. 

The National Quilt Museum works to bring the work of today’s quilter to new and expanding audiences worldwide. It promotes the quilting community through exhibits, education, and advocacy efforts. The Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that receives over 80% of its funding through the generosity of the quilting community. The Annual Benefit Auction is the Museum’s largest annual fundraiser. 

“The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset” at American Museum in Britain through November 12, 2014

April 13, 2014

The Colorful World of Kaffe Fasset is showing at American Museum in Britain located at Claverton Manor in Bath through November 2, 2014. The exhibit spans his fifty years working as an artist and colorist.
Over one hundred works of textile art – quilts, knitwear, needlepoint, and beading are on display.
This is the grandest show of my career – every item is part of an intricate opera of colour. I have always wanted this approach to my work, but other museum designers and curators have steered me to a rather mixed approach in my exhibitions.This show is so unique to me because it explains in a visceral way my growing obsession with the power of colour. My hope and conviction is that this exhibition at the American Museum in Britain will show the grey and beige clad young the sensual thrill of pure colour. I still feel vital! I want my message to come across in this mood altering show – I’m flying high on colour.This show is closer to my desires than ever before in my many, many presentations around the world.(Kaffe Fassett, 12 March 2014)

 

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Kaffe Fassett exhibition

http://americanmuseum.org/about-the-museum/current-exhibitions/kaffe-2014-the-colourful-world-of-kaffe-fassett/

 http://americanmuseum.org/

The Colorful World of Tula Pink: Online Slide Show

April 10, 2014

Tula Pink is featured on The Quilt Show and they have made a Smilebox presentation from her colorful world.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Quilt Detectives” at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North April 4, 2014, Prime Life, Carmel, Indiana

April 4, 2014

“Quilt Detectives” will be presented at Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis North in Carmel, Indiana, Friday, April 4, 2014, by AQS certified quilt appraiser, Caryl Schuetz.  The program is at Prime Life at 1:00PM.

Come and be a quilt detective with Caryl as we examine antique quilts to determine  how old they are as well as other information about each quilt that members bring to show and share.

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“Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin” at Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, April 3 – June 29, 2014

April 1, 2014

Butterflies and Their Beautiful Kin will open at Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas, on April 3 and show through June 29, 2014  

Nancy Bardach – “At Rest”

This juried exhibition of thirty-eight contemporary quilts showcases the textile artists’ work, while advancing a message of conservation, which  was inspired by the mission and purpose of the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas,

 

Texas Quilt Museum

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show 2014 Winners

March 29, 2014

The 2014 Indiana Heritage Quilt Show winners are at: http://www.ihqs.org/2014-ihqs-winners-3/

ai-201 AWQ - 2nd Place
“Sakura II: Picnic at  Nakura” by Magan Farkas
ah-109 ABQ - Honorable Mention & Best First Entry
“Bizzy Bird Farm” by Julee Prose

“Commemorative Quilts” Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, through July 27, 2014

Christophel_edit

This “crazy patch” friendship quilt commemorates a house fire in the Christophel family, rural Goshen, 1921.

March 24, 2014

Art exhibit: Commemorative Quilts

Old and recent Mennonite and Amish quilts that record and honor significant life events will be on display at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana through July 27, 2014.

http://www.goshen.edu/news/2014/03/06/exhibit-highlights-commemorative-quilts/#.UyWmMKoQvxc.facebook

“Stitch-in-Time: A Bed Turning”, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 26, 2014

March 20, 2014
Examine twenty Indiana State Museum quilts piled atop a bed from the Museum’s  collection.  Curator of Social History Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker will turn back each quilt to reveal stories rich in artistic technique and history.

Stitch-in-time_Bed_Turning   for more information.

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“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” April 6 – July 27, 2014, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Quilts and Color

March 15, 2014

“Quilts and Color: the Pilgrim / Roy Collection” will be at the Boston Museum of Fine Art from April 6 through July 27, 2014, showing sixty distinctive quilts.   More at:  https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/quilts-and-color    You can preview some of the quilts in the exhibit on that page.  Look down the page  and click on preview.

I’ll be able to get to see this exhibit!

Here’s a You Tube video by the curator, Pam Parmal, and  Gerald Roy, the collector, about the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RizX5PBHflw&feature=youtu.be

And a You Tube video with Jennifer Swope, curator, about the Amish snails’ trail that is a part of the exhibit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiBxp6_TwEI.

Another write up about the exhibit: http://artsfuse.org/104366/fuse-visual-arts-review-quilts-and-color-far-from-folk-and-perhaps-beyond-art/

Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex, New York, New York, March 15 – July 6, 2014

Grand Central Terminal Quilt Exhibition will be at New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex in New York, New York, from March 15 – July 6, 2014  

Beth Carney – “Chasms 16:  Under the Stars”

The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition will honor Grand Central Terminal’s grandeur not in marble, but in textiles. The challenge to reinterpret this grand space in fabric yielded a wide array of artistic visions. The quilts incorporate Grand Central’s iconic architecture, with chandeliers, clocks, celestial ceilings, acorns and oak leaves creatively woven into the designs.

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Indiana Heritage Quilt Show March 6 – 8, 2014, Bloomington, Indiana

March 7, 2014

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Sandra Peterson’s Best in Show

Congratulations to Sandra Peterson, winner of Best of Show Wall Quilt at @[111647272256521:274:Indiana Heritage Quilt Show]!

Antique Quilt Exhibit, Heritage Village Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, through July 27, 2014

 

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Heritage Village Museum is showing antique quilts from their collection. Nineteen quilts span a century of American culture from the 1840s through 1940s.  The museum is located in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. More info at: http://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/home.aspx

Sochi Winter Olympics Tablerunner Tutorial on Patchwork Posse Blog

February 25, 2014

We just love the patchwork logo  from the Sochi Winter Olympics!  You can go to this tutorial to make a table runner with the design that was inspired by the Olympics’ logo on Patchwork Posse’s  blog: http://www.patchworkposse.com/2014/02/table-runner-tutorial-sochi-olymipcs-inspired/

Another Winter Olympics Logo Design Video

February 22, 2014

Here’s another video about the Sochi Winter Olympics logo designs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zlp7vDSuEwThe photos about the  designs starts at 2:03 on the video. My earlier post about the designs is from January 28, 2014.

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Posters for the Games

International Quilt Study Center and Museum’s Online Exhibits

February 18, 2014

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum has online exhibits of their past museum exhibits.  Click on “View the exhibit” at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/

 

 

 

Iespecially like the one with photos of people and  quilts in the photos: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/pwp/pwp_intro.html

Gallery Guide

Road to California 2014 Part II Winners

February 12, 2014

The Quilt Show has Part II of winning quilts from Road to California 2014 Show in January:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Smilebox presentation from The Quilt Show

Police Hopeful to Solve Murder through Mystery Quilt Found on Body

February 9, 2014

Police are hopeful of finding the murderer of Cathy Zimmer, San Jose, California, whose murder occurred twenty-five years ago, through a mystery quilt that was covering her body.  The quilt did not belong to anyone in the family  and no one knowing the victim recognized the quilt either.

Mrs. Zimmer, who was thirty-eight,  disappeared on March 8, 1989, in San Jose, and her body covered by the quilt, was found a couple of days later on the floor in the back seat of her car.

Do you recognize this quilt?

The article appeared in a couple of locations.  Here is the one I read today:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/07/cathy-zimmer-murder_n_4747480.html

Karen Nyberg, NASA Astronaut, Invites You to Make a Star Quilt Block

February 6, 2014

Karen Nyberg, NASA astronaut, is a quilt maker, too.  I have posted about her before.

While on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that returned to earth with her. Her block will be combined with blocks that other quitlers have made to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston. (See a video of Karen Nyberg–with her block–on board the ISS!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0c1CijmH7o

http://www.quilts.com/home/contests/viewer.php?menu=entries&page=../../contests/y2013/2013AstronomicalChallenge

WSJ Article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company

February 2, 2014
The Churn Dash Tutorial

Nice  Wall Street Journal article about Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilts, who does You Tube tutorials about quilt making at:

http://online.wsj.com/news/article_email/SB10001424052702303277704579349133544709954-lMyQjAxMTA0MDAwMTEwNDEyWj

To see a list of her tutorials, go to: http://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriQuiltCo

I think the Jelly Roll Race, about which I had posted previously, is her most popular tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bEJLnaZQOU      

with almost a million views.

Here’s one that I want to try: The Disappearing Pinwheel, just released,  check out the video by clicking here!

Winners from Road to California’s 2014 Show

February 1, 2014

The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of the winners from Road to California Show 2014, Part I.  You can see the winners at: http://www.road2ca.com/2014winners/index.html The quilts are amazing!  Sharon Shamber won Best of Show with a $6,000.00 award sponsored by Gammil.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

2014 Winter Olympics Patchwork Quilt

January 28, 2014

So cool!  http://www.graphicart-news.com/the-olympic-patchwork-quilt-sochi-2014/#.UuPyq7Qo73h

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Posters for the Games

This is a Russian blog with photos of the patchwork theme:

Free Online Craftsy Classes

January 25, 2014

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“Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection” at Folk Art Center, Ashville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014

January 22, 2014
Eyecatchers, The Hunter Collection is on display and the quilts are for sale at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina, through May 11, 2014.
   Quilts at the Folk Art Center, Asheville, Eyecatchers Exhibition
Caryl Fallert-Gentry’s Feather Study #30  & Libby Lehman’s Skyview II: Crop Circles

First World War Quilt Returns…..almost 100 Years Later

January 18, 2014
Photo by Ted Brown

Photo by Ted Brown

A quilt created by the Georgetown Women’s Institute in 1915 is now on display in the Georgetown Branch of the Halton Hills Library. The quilt was recently returned to Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, after spending decades in an a linen closet in England.

http://www.theifp.ca/news/first-world-war-quilt-returns-almost-100-years-later/

Slide Show of Open European Quilt Championship 2013 Winners

January 12, 2014

The 13th Open European Quilt Championships 2013 was held in the Netherlands. Some of the winners were exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, in November.  The challenge theme was “Berlin.”

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

“Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” Online Slide Show

 January 3, 2014

 Festival Awareness Project 2013: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs was an exhibit of quilted pet portraits for Houston’s no-kill animal shelter and adoption agency, Friends for Life. The quilts were at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, this Fall. This Smilebox slide show is presented by The Quilt Show.  Quite a few of the pieces used digital imagery.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Embroidered Narratives of Susan Boardman

January 1, 2014   The New Year

Sandra Boardman’s exquisite embroidered and hand dyed, beaded narratives of   the lives of ordinary and illustrious Nantucket women in their journals and letters in the archives of the Nantucket Historical Association. Through a familiarity with her subjects’ words, drawings, and artistic creations, she develops an intimacy with their lives that serves as the catalyst for her own designs.

Susan Boardman is currently working on a series of embroidered narratives inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

http://www.nha.org/digitalexhibits/SometimesThinkofMe/Narratives.html

Online Exhibit “Quilts in Common: Around the Globe & Across the Centuries”

December 28, 2013

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at University of Nebraska – Lincoln  has added their 2008 exhibit “Quilts in Common: Around the Globe & Across the Centuries” to their web site.  You can see it at: http://www.quiltstudy.org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/qic/

Click on “View the Exhibition” at the right near the top of the page or at the bottom of the web site  page.

Whole Cloth - Blue Resist, Maker unknown, Probably made in Eastern United States, Circa 1790-1830, IQSC 1997.007.0914

Star of Bethlehem, Circa 1845, Possibly made in Eastern Pennsylvania, United States, IQSC 1997.007.0660

“Quilting Around the Circle City” at Marion County Central Library Downtown, Indianapolis, Indiana, through January 2014

Quilting_Around_the_Circle_City A special exhibit called “Quilting Around the Circle City” is on display at the Marion County Central Library downtown.  For their recent 2013 Quilt Show, the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis issued a challenge to their quilters to create small panels of a person, place, event or theme found in Indianapolis. The result is a colorful display stretching 16 feet long and open to the public for viewing during library hours into January.   


American Folkart Museum’s Magazines Now Online

December 13, 2013
This press release is from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. The access is free:

A fully-accessible, digital archive of 117 issues of magazines published by
the American Folk Art Museum from 1971 through 2008 will go online and be
available to all beginning December 6, 2013. More than 10,000 pages of Folk
Art and The Clarion-including scholarly articles and texts, photographs,
illustrations, advertisements, calendars, and more-have been digitized and
can be reached via the Museum’s website at http://www.folkartmuseum.org
and following links to “Publications” and
“Magazines.” The archive is organized chronologically.

Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Museum, commented:
“This invaluable archive is but one way in which the American Folk Art
Museum continues to provide education and leadership in the extraordinary
fields of both traditional folk art and the creative expressions of the
self-taught. Making the issues available online further extends the reach of
the Museum and advances our mission.”

The digitization and launch of the archive has been made possible by a
generous grant from Museum Trustee Karin Fielding and her husband, Dr.
Jonathan Fielding, which matched funding from the Friends of Heritage
Preservation. These grants were spurred by a gift from the American Folk Art
Society.

Published (on average) three times each year, The Clarion, later called Folk
Art, was a preeminent forum for original research and new scholarship in the
encompassing field of American folk art. Reflecting the mission of the
museum, the articles embraced new perspectives on a wide variety of topics
ranging from traditional arts such as portraiture, schoolgirl arts, painted
furniture, and pottery, to original discourses on under-recognized artists.
Features and articles were written not only by American Folk Art Museum
curators, but also by scholars and experts in a variety of fields, with
subject matter spanning three centuries. The publications were lavishly
illustrated with meticulous care, and included news about the Museum as well
as exhibitions around the country, illustrated advertisements from a stellar
roster of dealers and auction houses, and other related information.

Tanya Heinrich, the Museum’s Editor and Director of Publications, and a
former publisher of the magazines prior to their cessation, directed the
project with the assistance of Elena Terhune, a researcher from Smith
College.

Currently, the magazines are searchable by issue; the complete index of all
issues will be available in the summer of 2014.

“Beauty in a Time of Scarcity:19th Century Quilts from the Lewis and Katherine Haag Collection” through April 13, 2014, Washington Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland

December 6, 2013
The Washington Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland, has the exhibit Beauty in a Time of Scarcity:19th Century Quilts from the Lewis and  Katherine Haag Collection of   twenty-six quilts plus a pair of Victorian pieced and embroidered
pillow shams in the exhibit through April 13, 2014

Photo: A MUST see new exhibition!

Part 2 of Reiko Kato’s Quilts “World of Mother’s Dream”

December 2, 2013

This is Part 2 of Reiko Kato’s quilts that are in this Smilebox slide presentation from The Quilt Show.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Online Slide Show of “World of Mother’s Dream” by Reiko Kato – Part 1

December 2, 2013

The amazing and exquisite work “World of Mother’s Dream” by Reiko Kato of Kanagawa, Japan,  was a special exhibit at Houston’s International Quilt Festival 2013.  The Quilt Show has a Smilebox slide presentation of part 1 of Kato’s quilts.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

Free Episodes from The Quilt Show this Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29, 2013

The Quilt Show has four free episodes for anyone to watch this weekend.  Go to: http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/shows.php/free_shows/1/#tabs

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Online Slide Show of Dear Jane’s Fall Retreat 2013′s Show & Tell

November 25, 2013

Rosemary Youngs, who was just at the Fall Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana, took 110 photos of  the show and tell  quilts from the  retreat and put them into a Smilebox presentation.  She has given me permission to post the address so you can enjoy seeing them.   Very nice slide show, Rosemary! Thanks for sharing.

http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a67324e4451784d6a4d3d0d0a&blogview=true

“Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years” at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, December 6 – March 11, 2014

Thirty Quilts for Thirty Years will be at National Quilt Museum Paducah, Kentucky, from December 6 – March 11, 2014.

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry – “Corona #3: Solar Eclipse”

The exhibit  celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s first art quilt, “Red Poppies.”  There are thirty new quilts.

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Week Two of Quilt Alliance’s Annual Small Quilt Auction

November 19, 2013

You have a chance to buy one of the  contest quilts made for the nonprofit Quilt Alliance. Some  are made by prize-winning star quilters; they are affordable, starting at  $60. 

This year celebrates the Alliance’s 20th anniversary. The annual small quilt auction is one of the Quilt Alliance’s most important fundraisers, supporting projects like  The Quilt Index.

Quilts up for auction on eBay.com November 18-25, 2013. View and bid on all of the Week TWO quilts here: 

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Week 2 Quilts:

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Annual Quilt Alliance Online Auction began Monday, November 11, 2013

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“The Mocha Tree” by Quilt Treasure Yvonne Porcella

The first week of the Quilt Alliance’s TWENTY auction began on Monday, November 11 at 9pm Eastern. All quilts are 20″ x 20″, and the quilts will be offered through December 9 in four one-week auctions on eBay. Here are some quilts included in Week One of the auction:

Above, left to right: “20″ by Patricia Hobbs, “Needlework 1928″ by Pauline Salzman, “Take 20″ by Eleanor Levie.

Above, left to right: “20 Blocks for Twenty Years” by Alison Ruggiero, “Twenty Things I Say” by Pat Sloan, “Memories of Grandmom … 100 years / 5 Generations = 20″ by Joyce Hughes.

To bid during the TWENTY auction, search “Quilt Alliance” on www.ebay.com

View all 23 of the Week One quilts on the Quilt Alliance blog here, Pinterest board here or Facebook page here.

“A River of Quilts: Quilted Images of the Sacramento River” Slide Presentation from Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

A River of Quilts: Quilted Images of the Sacramento River

  Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013 featured a special exhibit entitled A River of Quilts.  The Quilters’ Sew-Ciety of Redding, California, had a challenge to  create a landscape quilts of specific locations along the Sacramento River.

Here is a Smilebox slide show of the quilts presented by The Quilt Show.

The NEW MSQC “Jelly Roll Race II” Tutorial

March 8, 2014

With nearly one million views, Missouri Star Quilt Company’s Jelly Roll Race tutorial is their most popular tutorial of all time.  The technique makes this quilt fast and easy.  Jenny will show you how to make the Jelly Roll Race II Quilt. The Jelly Roll Race II is just as quick, fun, and pretty as the original. All you need is your favorite jelly roll, one yard for the squares and first border,  one yard for the outer border, an hour or two, and you’ve got a quilt! Click here now to watch the Jelly Roll Race II tutorial

2013 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, Winners

November 5, 2013

The 2013 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, had many beautiful quilts on exhibit again this year. You can see the winners in each category here: http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

Honorable Mention
Mass Maples
by TIMNA TARR
  First Place

                         Boy   and His Best Friend
by JENNIFER DAY


                             

“Seasonal Palette” Exhibit at National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, through December 3, 2013

October 28, 2013

“Seasonal Palette” is a SAQA juried exhibit that I saw in Cincinnati, Ohio, last Spring at the International Quilt Festival.  I fell in love with the awesome exhibit! Currently it is showing at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky  through December 3, 2013.
It’s a celebration of the seasons from the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). This exhibit showcases the work of 37  artists. These 37 works, all sized at 78″ tall and 32″ wide, create an exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color and masterful design. Visitors can enjoy the richness of the personal connection to the artist through their documented experiences located at the center of the exhibit. It was the addition of the documented work that was so exciting to my friend and me, as we looked at one piece, then went to the table with the notebooks, samples, etcetera, that the artist had made for her piece.  Then on to the next quilt on the wall…back to the table to investigate “How did she do that?”  “Ohhhh…”

SAQA even has a book surprisingly called “Seasonal Palette” with photos of the pieces in the exhibit.  I had to have one.

Info about the exhibit at the National Quilt Museum: http://www.quiltmuseum.org/current-exhibits.html

A You Tube of the exhibit while it was at the Houston 2012 International Quilt Festival: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qlbOmGFXTI&feature=youtu.be

Daren Redman  is a fiber artist in Brown County, Indiana , who dyed fabric to get the color palette needed for “Autumn in Brown County,” which is part of “Seasonal Palette” exhibit.

Daren Redman’s “Autumn in Brown County “

Redman’s color palette

Details of her color palette in nature

INfiber Sponsors Trusted Mentors: “What Home Means” Friday, November 1, 2013, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, Indiana

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October 2013

Home QuiltJoin us for a special art event to benefit Trusted Mentors sponsored byINfiber!

November 1

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Harrison Center for the Arts

1505 N. Delaware Street, 46202

In the Underground Gallery

 

Local fabric artists have created small works of art to raise awareness of Trusted Mentors with the theme What Home Means.” Using stories written by actual mentees of the HomeQuilt2 Trusted Mentors program as their inspiration, each piece of art is unique and available for purchase. 

 

No charge for the event.

Enter a raffle to win the “Home Quilt.”
Each ticket is $5 and can be purchased online.

Invite your friends!

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“How to Make a Tee Shirt Quilt” Presentation at Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild, Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October 21, 2013

I will be in Kokomo, Indiana, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Tuesday evening I will do a presentation “How to Make a Tee Shirt Quilt,” with a Wednesday  workshop to make tee shirt quilts.

The Guild meeting, 7PM,  is at Chrysler Union Hall, 929 E. Hoffer Street in Kokomo.

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Online Slide Show of Grace Errea Quilts

October 16, 2013

A Smilebox slide show of Grace Errea’s beautiful quilts presented by The Quilt Show is here:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

 Grace Errea’s quilts are beautiful!

“Quilts=Art=Quilts” at Schweinfurth Art Center Auburn, New York, October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014

October 12, 2013

Quilts=Art=Quilts will be at Schweinfurth Art Center  in Auburn, New York, October 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014.

Nancy Bardach – “Composing Colors”

This is the Schweinfurth Art Center’s 33rd annual juried quilt exhibition. Quilt selection was based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality.

Schweinfurth Art Center

“My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993,” and “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico,” Texas Quilt Museum, LaGrange, Texas, through December 22, 2013

 October 7, 2013

My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993,” and “Land of Enchantment: Art Quilts from New Mexico  are showing at the  Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas.

Sandra Sider curated My Stars! A Constellation of Star Quilts, 1845-1993.

 “Land of Enchantment,”  contains 14 quilts. The artists are members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates.  Many of the themes  are reflective of the diverse aspects of New Mexico.

 

“Pauline’s Ford” by Rod Daniel

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

A Smilebox slide show presented by The Quilt Show

International Quilt Study and Museum’s Quilt-of-the-Month

October 3, 2013

The International Quilt Study  and Museum located at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, posts a quilt-of-the-month on their web site.  You can see it here: http://www.quiltstudy.org/collections/quilt_of_the_month/

The archives  can  be accessed  at the bottom of the page.

You can also subscribe to have the quilt-of-the-month  emailed to you each month.

 

August 2013 - Star of Bethlehem

August 2013′s Quilt

Maker unknown
Probably made in Baltimore, Maryland
Circa 1830-1850
230 x 229 cm
International Quilt Study Center & Museum 2013.001.0001
Donated by Robert James in honor of Patricia Crews

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